Sweet on Summer raises money for City Growers, a New York City based nonprofit with unique programing that uses nontraditional urban green spaces to teach young people about food, health, and the natural world. With a focus on pollination and the thriving urban ecosystem, we create programs built around equity, justice, and creating the next generation of environmental leaders.
Cara Hermanson has worked as a chef from coast to coast in the United States from NYC to SF and dabbled abroad cooking in kitchens throughout Italy. Cara and her husband, a fellow chef, are constantly searching for new flavors and adventures when traveling the world. Returning to their Bronx home gives them a place to cook up all the deliciousness they find in their travels. Always up for a challenge, chef Cara competed and won Chopped in 2019. This competition has only strengthened her love for the unknown and the desire to be creative within any constraints. She is so excited to be a part of this dinner for City Growers and all they stand for.
The event will feature a silent auction with prizes donated by our amazing sponsors. List current as of 04/25/2022 and is constantly in evolution!
Auction tickets are available for purchase at the event in the following increments:
3 for $25
7 for $50
15 for $100
All auction proceeds will benefit City Growers!
Auction items donated by our amazing sponsors include:
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your COVID guidelines?
Everyone will be asked to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the farm. Masking is optional for all guests, and may be worn at any time if it is your preference. When in close conversation with someone who is wearing a mask, please consider putting on your mask as well. Unless it is raining very hard, the indoor space will be open to the air and well ventilated. Outdoors, there is plenty of room!
What time should I arrive?
The event is short and we want you to squeeze every drop of fun out of it! We encourage coming as close to the start time as you can.
What are you serving to eat and drink?
We will be serving wine from Bridge Lane Wines, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, and a pollinator themed cocktail from Siponey. The meal will be prepared by Chef Cara Hermanson and will be buffet style. It will include a medley of farm fresh food from Brooklyn Grange, Campbell & Co. and other local vendors.
How should I dress?
Wear what you feel comfortable in, especially when it comes to footwear, as there will be walking! We suggest Garden party attire. This is an outdoor event and while we do have an indoor event space, much of the event will be outdoors. Check the weather, and dress accordingly. Bring layers- the farm gets VERY windy! (To that end, pro tip: beware the circle skirt.)
Is there parking?
While there is a giant lot at the venue, it is reserved for mall shoppers only. There is typically plenty of metered street parking under the BQE on 3rd Avenue, just across the street.
What should I expect?
Oh, just your usual farm on a roof evening… Nah, we’ve got a fun-filled event for you with tours, drinks, food and some amazing views.
Do I need to print out my ticket?
Don’t bother printing your ticket (keep it green, people!), but do know the name of the person who bought tickets, so we can locate it on our list at check-in.
Are there any things I need to know about being on a rooftop farm?
- Please do not pick any plants or walk anywhere but designated paths
- Please do not place objects (like beers) on the parapet wall, did we mention it gets breezy?
- No dogs or smoking (or smoking dogs), sorry!
What if I can't make it to the event, but I still want to support City Growers?
Don’t worry! If you can’t make it to the event this year but you’d like to show your support from afar, you can make a donation by following this link: https://citygrowers.org/donate/! We appreciate the support 🙂